The last week of summer closes out with lots of great reads on Photofocus this week.

This week, we kicked off October with a ton of great content to help you jump into fall! Julie Powell kicked off the week by finishing her two-part series on why you should use a tripod, while Vanelli talked to us about whether you should repair or replace your camera. Levi Sim discussed buying lighting equipment and using the tools you already have. Finally, Bryan Esler reviewed the MagMod MagBox for his food photography, while also giving us his top five favorite 5DayDeal education tools.

Why a great tripod can make a great image, part two - I recently wrote a post about why a great tripod can make a great image, and went a little in-depth into selecting a great tripod, but not the reasons for actually using one … so here we go. A steady shot means no camera shake Tripods are excellent for keeping your camera steady, especially in […]
How to decide if you should repair or replace your camera - Your trusty camera of 10 years is no longer working. It pains you to get rid of it, especially considering the amount of money you paid for it. Here’s how to decide if you should repair or replace your beloved camera. How much did that camera really cost? This article was inspired by my friend […]
Portrait Tips: Don’t put the cart before the horse - It’s an old saying that means doing things in the wrong order. I could also say, don’t run before you can walk…but I had this picture handy. I want to apply the idea to the tools you need to make portraits. A friend asked on Facebook the other day about the most important factor when […]
Upping my food lighting game with MagBox - The past several months have been pretty busy for me, but not with the kind of work I’m used to. While I certainly continue to photograph my share of corporate events, I’ve been photographing more food and drink than ever before. I’ve worked with local magazines, as well as some restaurants, to capture some marketing […]
My top five 5DayDeal education tools - If you haven’t already heard, 5DayDeal is running an amazing promotion, full of education videos, tutorials, presets and even a copy of Aurora HDR 2019 — all for just $89! While this deal won’t last — it ends Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 — there are some amazing classes to boost your photography skill set and […]